National Painting Week

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Sherwin Williams Paint & Supplies

National Painting Week is a time to refresh spaces,
to give back to your community and to make bold impressions.
It is our chance to gather new hues, textures, project ideas
and helpful tips for spring improvement projects.
A coat of paint can make a big difference!


Keep Ohio Beautiful’s Paint Grant Program Winners Announced

Keep Ohio Beautiful is pleased to have announced the five grant winners of our eighth Paint Grant Program sponsored by The Sherwin Williams Company.  Designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies, the program enables these groups to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease.  This annual event is held in partnership with support from The Sherwin-Williams Company.  During the months of June through September, the five (5) grant winners will transform their structure utilizing up to 40 gallons of exterior paints.

The five (5) grant winners are as follows:

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful – West Fourth Renewal Project

Keep Columbus Beautiful – The Olentangy Trail Mural Project

Keep Geneva Beautiful – City of Geneva on the Lake Crosswalks

Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful – Village of Chauncey – Water Plant Building

Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful – Wayne National Forrest Beautification

“Through our partnership with the Sherwin-Williams Company, Paint Grant Program of Ohio empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Michael Mennett, executive director of Keep Ohio Beautiful. “Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on a public library or community center sends a strong message that we care about our communities.”


Sherwin-Williams is pleased again to announce their partnership with Keep Ohio Beautiful in support of the Keep Ohio Beautiful Paint Grant Program.  This wonderful grant is designed to provide affiliates & community groups with supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of Sherwin-Williams paint along with supporting volunteers.  The grant-awarded community projects will have through October 1 to complete their projects.  The five (5) grant awardees (will be awarded one per Sherwin-Williams district in Ohio), along with their volunteers will be eligible for up to 40 gallons of Sherwin-Williams exterior paint.

The Keep Ohio Beautiful Painting Grant is available to any Keep Ohio Beautiful Certified Affiliate in good standing.  Sherwin-Williams will select winning projects from the applications submitted; private property owners and individual applicants cannot apply.

Applications must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • One building per application
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Signed permission to paint from building owner, history of building
  • Two before photos
  • How this grant will have a positive impact on local community
  • Agreement to provide a final report with “after” photos
  • Must provide project plans (surface-prep plan, safety plan, communication/awareness plan)
  • Must have a local budget of $300 or in-kind donations for tools and safety equipment
  • Should include number of volunteers needed to complete project

Applications must be received by April 1, 2023, and grants will be awarded May 1, 2023.  The winners will be able to paint from June 1 through October 1, 2023.  A final reporting form with photos will be due on November 1, 2023.  Applications may be submitted electronically or by fax or by mail.  Photos must be submitted electronically.

For more information or to download the application and permission to paint form please visit www.keepohiobeautiful.org.

Keep Ohio Beautiful empowers Ohioans to make our communities clean and beautiful.


2023 Keep Ohio Beautiful Paint Grant Application & Dates – CLOSED
Open: February 1, 2023
Deadline: April 1, 2023 
Awarded: May 1, 2023
Painting Projects will be held from June 1 through October 1, 2023
Final Reports Due: November 1, 2023

– Keep Ohio Beautiful Paint Grant Introductory Letter
– Keep Ohio Beautiful Paint Grant Grant Application
– Keep Ohio Beautiful Paint Grant Permission to Paint Form